Kieran Trippier Reveals How Harry Kane Inspired Spurs' Second Half Comeback
Spurs amazing comeback against Ajax was made even more impressive by the fact that they were without their best player Harry Kane, however the striker still managed to have a big impact on the game.
On Tuesday night Liverpool were without Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino in their incredible comeback win against Barcelona and once again on Wednesday Spurs had to complete their own magical night without their best forward Harry Kane.
Kane picked up his injury in the first leg of Spurs quarter final against Manchester City, long before Raheem Sterling's 'winner' was ruled out by VAR in the second leg, and had been ruled out for the rest of the season.
In the top scorer's absence Son Heung-min had scored the goals to take them through against City and they needed someone to step up against Ajax to fill the gap left by Kane.
It took until the second half of the second leg to find that man with Lucas Moura bagging a hat-trick in 45 minutes to complete Spurs incredible comeback.
But according to Kieran Trippier the comeback was inspired by Kane. Speaking to Sky Sports the right back revealed the striker had spoken at half time, saying:
"I don't know the timescale with his injury but obviously we're all hoping he can be back because of his presence, even here at half-time, he's coming in going mental at us because we can do better which we all knew.
"But this is what we need, the leadership that he has, the way he came in at half-time. He wasn't happy and we all knew that.
"He just gives us that extra lift because his presence is massive for us."
Kane confirmed that he was in the dressing room, and hinted that he'd spoken, saying, "It was a disappointing first half and we let them play. I went into the dressing room at half-time and we knew it wasn't good enough.
"We said we had 45 minutes to give everything. I'm a fan first and foremost and I know how much it means to the club.
"The lads dug deep and showed passion and that is all you can ask for. We had to wait to get the third in the last minute and we found a way. I'm just speechless. I'm a fan, I want to win and I know how much it means to everyone at the club."
Whether or not the 25 year old can recover in time to play in Madrid on June 1st against Liverpool remains to be seen but clearly he can still impact the game.